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Delhi's polluted air on Christmas almost as bad as day after Diwali

The Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting (SAFAR) recorded an AQI of 423.

Dec 25, 2018, 12:46 PM IST

Delhi's air quality slips to 'very poor', two areas 'severe'

The overall air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 343 -- in the 'very poor' category, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Nov 26, 2018, 21:27 PM IST

Why is Chandigarh not as polluted as Delhi: Captain Amarinder Singh

"If stubble burning was responsible for Delhi’s pollution then Chandigarh’s air should have been as polluted."

Nov 17, 2018, 07:47 AM IST

How Ikea's latest innovation could help bring down pollution over north India

Several north Indian cities suffer from high pollution levels which see a spike due to the burning of straw in farms during the autumn months.

Nov 16, 2018, 08:18 AM IST

Is Arvind Kejriwal abroad? 'Holidaying' Delhi CM under fire as pollution levels soar

There are unconfirmed reports that Arvind Kejriwal has left the country for an overseas family trip at a time when Delhi is shrouded in a polluted haze.

Nov 10, 2018, 17:14 PM IST

No silver lining here: AAP vs BJP battle plunges polluted Delhi into more trouble

Several parts of Delhi saw crackers being burst well past midnight on Diwali. And while locals did their bit to ensure toxic air prevails, politicians too are busy passing the buck.

Nov 09, 2018, 19:34 PM IST

Environment body hints at banning all private vehicles if Delhi air pollution deteriorates

On Tuesday, the national capital witnessed the worst pollution of the season, with air quality being recorded at 397, just three points below the severe level.

Oct 30, 2018, 14:33 PM IST

Delhi's air turns lethal, PM 2.5 levels 10 times beyond safe in many areas

The raging fire at Bhalswa landfill site, along with the burning of stubble in neighbouring states and existing weather pattern over NCR are being blamed for the toxic cocktail of pollution.

Oct 26, 2018, 08:00 AM IST

Beijing's pollution level spikes, authorities blame perfumes and hair gel

Presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) - which add fragrance to household products - are being seen as big contributors to air toxicity.

Oct 15, 2018, 19:35 PM IST

Air pollution may lead to chronic kidney diseases: Study

The study finds that chronic kidney diseases are more common in polluted areas vis-a-vis areas with comparatively cleaner air.

Aug 25, 2018, 07:26 AM IST

Dust pollution triggers breathing issues in healthy people, worsens plight of asthma patients in Delhi

Dust storms, pollution and soaring temperatures have caused difficulties for people, with many complaining of sore eyes and skin irritation as well.

Jun 17, 2018, 19:27 PM IST

14 out of world's 20 most polluted cities in India: WHO

Nine out of 10 people in the world breathe air containing high levels of pollutants.

May 02, 2018, 06:49 AM IST

Crop burning is a wrong tradition, stop it: PM Narendra Modi appeals to farmers

He said his government is taking a number of steps aimed at helping farmers abandon the practice.

Mar 17, 2018, 14:47 PM IST

Dense fog shrouds Delhi, several trains delayed due to low visibility

A dense layer of fog engulfed the national capital and its neighbourhood regions - Noida and Gurgaon - on Wednesday morning. The visibility dropped to below 50 metres affecting train and flight services.

Jan 20, 2018, 07:35 AM IST

China builds world's tallest air purifier - higher than Qutub Minar, Statue of Liberty

The tallest air purifier in the world has shown to clean the air in a radius of 10 square kilometres during testing.

Jan 16, 2018, 16:30 PM IST

Five oxygen cylinders daily? Delhi-NCR stares at terribly toxic future

Health and environmental experts have repeatedly warned against alarmingly high levels of pollution in and around New Delhi. Most of them agree there is no concrete plan in place and none are expected either.

Dec 30, 2017, 14:56 PM IST

Two dead, several injured in horrific 12-car pileup on Lucknow-Agra Expressway

Under low visibility conditions due to fog, the cars rammed into a stationary truck on the expressway in Unnao district.

Dec 28, 2017, 12:05 PM IST

Delhi government tests ‘anti-smog gun’ in Anand Vihar area, fails to shoot down pollution

Pollution levels in the national capital usually remain poor during winters.

Dec 20, 2017, 19:15 PM IST

Test trial of anti-smog gun begins as Delhi air quality remains poor

Delhi government today tested the anti-smog gun in Anand Vihar area as the air quality in the Capital deteriorated over the past two days. Watch the video to find out, how anti-smog gun works?

Dec 20, 2017, 15:50 PM IST

Shocking: 10 cars smash against each other on foggy Lucknow-Agra expressway

Several passengers have suffered injuries but there are no reports of any fatality.

Dec 19, 2017, 12:59 PM IST